Well I am now looking for a fretted bass. I am also considering an Elrick 4 string but am not totally sure if I want to dish out $1k+ The fretted bass will be only used half the time. I want something that is punchy/goodlookin/decent, etc...I'll be recording with it and using it live. I want to keep the budget at $700. What about the MTD Blem MJ Heir 5? What's the one Mike Demin is pictured with ????